Building the Future.


The U.S. Department of Labor projects that positions for construction trades will grow by 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, which could amount to an additional 87,000 jobs.

The Construction Trades program in Salem High School, Salem MO, addresses several challenges facing our community’s current labor pool, worker skills gap, aging workforce and lack of a talent pipeline for area construction. This program will equip students with the requisite skills to become the next generation of certified trades men and women in our region and beyond.


To provide the opportunity for male and female students to learn skilled trades so they may become certified electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masons, roofers, project managers, painters and general contractors. Learn More →


• To provide relevant technical training in the construction industry for high school juniors and seniors.
• Utilize existing community housing to provide students the opportunity to apply learned technical skills.
• Create post-secondary pipelines for education and employment options.
•Revitalize the community housing market by providing employment opportunities and assisting students in reaching a skilled career.   Learn More →